History of the Federal Judiciary


History of the Federal Judiciary


  Recently Published Court Histories
Fourth Circuit
Peter Graham Fish. Federal Justice in the Mid-Atlantic South: United States Courts from Maryland to the Carolinas, 1789-1835. Washington, DC: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, 2002.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Jeffrey Brandon Morris.
Establishing Justice in Middle America: A History of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Northern District of California
Richard Cahan, Pia Hinckle, and Jessica Royer Ocken. The Court that Tamed the West: From the Gold Rush to the Tech Boom. Berkeley, Cal.: Heyday, 2013.

Northern District of Illinois
Richard Cahan.
A Court that Shaped America: Chicago’s Federal District Court from Abe Lincoln to Abbie Hoffman. With a foreword by Judge Marvin E. Aspen. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2002.

Southern District of Indiana
George W. Geib and Donald B. Kite Sr.
Federal Justice in Indiana: The History of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society Press, 2007.

District of Kansas
Michael H. Hoeflich. Justice on the Prairie: 150 Years of the Federal District Court of Kansas. Kansas City, Mo.: Rockhill Books, 2011.

Eastern District of Michigan
David Gardner Chardavoyne. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan: People, Law, and Politics. Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 2012.

District of New Jersey
Mark Edward Lender.
“This Honorable Court”: The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1789-2000. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2006.

Northern District of Ohio
Paul Finkelman and Roberta Sue Alexander, eds. Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie: A History of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2012.

Southern District of Ohio
Roberta Sue Alexander.
A Place of Recourse: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1803-2003. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2005.

Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Hon. Harvey Bartle III. Mortals with Tremendous Responsibilities: A History of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: St. Joseph's University Press, 2011.

District of Puerto Rico
Guillermo A. Baralt.
History of the Federal Court in Puerto Rico: 1889-1999. Hato Rey: Publicaciones Puertorriquenas, 2004.

Southern District of Texas
Steven Harmon Wilson.
The Rise of Judicial Management in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1955-2000. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2002.

Eastern District of Virginia
John O. Peters. From Marshall to Moussaoui: Federal Justice in the Eastern District of Virginia. Petersburg, Va.: Dietz Press, 2013.

 

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